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3264 PROCLAMATIONS, 1906.

of said areas shall be unlawful, except under such regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of Agriculture; and any person violating such regulations or the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction in any United States court of competent jurisdiction, be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year, or shall suffer both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

" Sec. 3. That it is the purpose of this Act to protect from trespass the public lands of the United States and the game animals which may be thereon, and not to interfere with the operation of the local game laws as affecting private, State, or Territorial lands "; And whereas, for the purpose of giving this Act effect, it appears desirable that a part of the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve be°declared a Game Preserve;

F,?f;'{,dt CI§,§,,{.'§; Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United Argerrénéf set a an States, by virtue of the power in me vested by the aforesaid Act of as a game proactive. Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that all those lands within the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve, lying north and west of the Colorado River, in the Territory of Arizona, are designated and set aside for the protection of game animals, and shall be recognized as a breeding place therefor, and that the hunting, trapping, killing, or capturing of game animals upon the lands of the United States within the limits of said area is unlawful, except under such regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of Agriculture.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixt.

Done at the City of Washington this 28th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six, and [SEAL.] of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-first.

Theodore Roosevelt

By the President:

Elihu Root

Secretary of State.


December 8, 1906.

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

ni Morro National Whereas, it is provided by section two of the Act of Congress, ap- ”‘;’g};';*,‘;,‘;,§é_N· MEX proved June 8, 1906, entitled, “An act for the preservation of Ameri- Amo x>» 225 can antiquities ”, “That the President of the United States is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and may reserve as a part thereof parcels of land. the limits of which in all cams shall he confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected ":

And whereas, the rocks known as El Morro and Inscription Rock in the Territory of New Mexico. situated upon public lands owned by the United States. are of the greatest historical value and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting aside said rocks as a national monument with as much land as may be necessary for the proper protection thereof;